Thursday, October 31, 2019

Paper Exhibition

I took the train to the other side of the city to visit The Valda Quick Paper Arts Biennial exhibition by the Papermakers of Victoria.
22 October - 3 November
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station St, Box Hill Vic.
 The fourth Valda Quick exhibition showcasing the intriguing work of the Papermakers of Victoria members and includes framed, unframed wall pieces, sculptures and artists books. 

 There a selection of beautiful handmade paper books.

 All these small books were made to be stored in a covered matchbox.


 Blue as Cobra Poison by Barb Adams

 Shades of Gingko by Tricia Alexander 

 Hidden Pigment by Anne Thoday 
 Seaside Sentinel by Barb Adams 
 Stitched Shibori Collection by Leanne Poole

The exhibition was excellent and worth the 65 minute train trip (quicker than driving my car).

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Handmade Books

An afternoon covering 2 of them with fabric and printed kitchen paper towel.
 Kitchen paper towel, 6 inches square.
 This book can be used either way as the front and back are different.
  4 inches square. Fabric front....
 Paper towel back....
 I experimented with a piece of card, pleased how it worked. 
6.5 inches x 7.5 inches
Next experiment will be with hydrangea leaves.

Iris

My iris always make me smile, the traditional dark purple, the first to flower in my garden have finished. The dark purple was originally from my mother's garden where they grew in abundance.


I have this in a pot and is of a small size flower.


A small clump, each year I only get one flower stalk, sadly it only lasts up to 36 hours.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Home - October 23

Early breakfast to catch the 7.55 am NEX express train to Narita Airport for our 10.30 am flight home, landed at 11.00 pm that night.
We had a wonderful time. A few final images noticed.









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..........until next time....

Our Last Day - October 22

We had been so lucky with the weather, despite being humid, there was no rain during the day...until we woke in the morning. It wasn't going to stop us from enjoying our last full day.
After breakfast, caught the subway to the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.
The Teahouse overlooking Kaminoike Pond.






Trying to balance a camera while holding an umbrella with the wind blowing.

Another subway ride away took us to Kappabashi Street, the home of plastic display food for restaurants.



 The fried rice wok toss, the detail was very authentic looking.


Our final dinner was a sushi train at Kitchen Street underneath Tokyo Railway Station.


Each coloured plate, a different price, interesting how they calculated the bill. An electronic scanner was waved down the side of the plate tower and digitally recorded.
And this was how we felt after the delicious food!!
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